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Sealing and Containment

Fines generated from bulk products are only a problem when they become airborne and/or settle in large amounts around the process plant. The design of plant should be examined carefully to minimise dust release to atmosphere and to prevent spillage. It is important where practical to:

The above are some simple examples of good plant design from a dust control point of view.

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When considering sealing and containment some examples are:

There are many other examples of sealing and containment depending on the process plant and the nature of material being handled.

Although sealing and containment will improve the release of dust to atmosphere and may be regarded as good design practice there are many cases where this is not adequate and further dust control measures have to be considered. These dust control measures are often demanded by the environmental agencies as a condition of planning consent.

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